DUI stats 07-21-08 (posted 07-24-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Traffic Services Section
Sergeant Kelly Kaaumoana-Matsumoto
Phone: 961-2305
July 21, 2008

Media Release

During the week of July 15, 2008, through July 21, 2008, Big Island police arrested 41 motorists for drunk driving. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 779 DUI arrests compared with 725 during the same period last year, an increase of 7 percent. The numbers of arrests by district were:

DUI Arrests by District
District Weekly Total Year to Date
Hamakua 0 10
North Hilo 0 3
South Hilo 15 262
Puna 3 70
Ka’u 2 18
Kona 19 339
South Kohala 2 63
North Kohala 0 14
Island Total 41 779

There have been 999 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,167 during the same period last year, a decrease of 14 percent.

So far this year, there have been 14 traffic fatalities on the Big Island compared with 19 during the same period last year, a decrease of 26 percent.

DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.

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